Today I was able to go to the reading of a play at the Drama Book Shop (previously seen in my Hamilton book signing post)! The play was written by a friend from college (Justin Colombo, I also recommend his baseball blog) and was being recorded for a podcast by Charging Moose Media, the company of someone else I went to college with (Ned Donovan). If you listen to it you just might hear me laughing! The play itself, Troop 54 features a group of boy scouts hiking up a mountain, but as all the children are played by adults (a la 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) it's a little raunchier and there are a few more curses than you would usually expect from a show about boy scouts. And it was HILARIOUS.
A bonus of going to the reading meant I got to flex my urban sketching muscles; much needed since I've been bad about sketching on the subway and have mostly been too busy with commissions to go out sketching. I didn't get through all the actors, but I sketched a few! Presented here in the order painted. I also got to try out my new #2 Micron pen (it has a flat head so you can get very wide or very skinny lines, check it out in the last couple of sketches!) which was really fun. I think next time I go to a reading I might skip the color and mostly do pen sketches. We'll see!